It is 2018.
The world is connected with a series of networks collectivelly named The Internet. People rent access.to the 'net from service providers. Particularly corrupt ones force competitors out with a variety of tricks, like bribing landlords.
… the stupid company I rent living space from requires personnel from Sasktel to have a rental staff escort while on premises. Stupid rental company will only schedule staff between the hours of 10 and 4.
I work 10am to 6PM every day.
Factoring in commute, I am out of appartment from 9-7.
The landlord’s solution: “take time off work.”